The story of the Russian activist who nailed his scrotum to Red Square
Flames of resistance — Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova threw down a gauntlet in 2012, but it’s been picked up by flame-throwing performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky. The Moscow City Court will this week consider an appeal against his sentence, after he was found guilty of setting fire to the Moscow headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB). Huck headed to Moscow to hear Pyotr’s story in person, while he sat in prison, from the two people who best understand his elaborately defiant acts.
Written by: Natalia Antonova